Digital Technologies - EL315

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Spring
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4 15 (7.5) DR R Guest







This module provides an introduction to contemporary digital systems design. Starting with the fundamental building blocks of digital systems the module outlines both theoretical and practical issues for implementation. Practical work includes the use of digital simulation and analysis software for implementing real-world problems.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 32
Private study hours: 118
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Exam 2 hours (60%)
Practical assessments x6 typically 3 pages each (40%)

Indicative reading


See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Be familiar with the theory underlying modern digital systems.
2. Be able to design, in a structured way, the logic of digital systems.
3. Be familiar with the capabilities and operation of digital CAD facilities.
4. Understand the functional hardware and software components of a typical computer system including operating systems.
5. Appreciate the principles and technologies behind networking and the Internet.

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